SQL TEXT field to Stream?

I have a SQL dataset with a record that has a TEXT field containing HTML.
I want to attach the HTML from the TEXT field to a Message as AlternativeView, somethng like this...

Dim htmlBody As New AlternateView("filename.htm", "text/html")
message.AlternateViews.Add(htmlBody)

Problem: AlternativeView only accepts FILE NAMES and STREAMS. How do I convert a dataset's TEXT field into a stream. ( I do NOT want to write a file!!!)
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Jeff CertainCommented:
Here you go:

      Public Function GetMemoryStream(ByVal text As String) As System.IO.MemoryStream
            Dim memStream As New System.IO.MemoryStream
            Dim data As Byte() = System.Text.Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes(text)
            memStream.Write(data, 0, data.Length)

            Return memStream
      End Function

In all fairness, I found this at http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?dotnet.12.365711.4
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